Mathematical Digest


Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"... as mathematicians beat retreat to Alberta", by Erica Klarreich, Nature, 30 August 2001.

Nature announces that the Banff International Research Station will openin 2003. "The station will cost about US$1.5 million per year to run, and will besupported in roughly equal parts by the NSF, the Natural Sciences andEngineering Research Council of Canada, the Alberta Science and ResearchAuthority and PIMS [the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences]," thearticle states. Approximately 40 mathematicians will attend the five-dayworkshops at this new center in the Canadian Rockies.

--- Annette Emerson